General Information

Meeting Dates: October 17-25, 2020

The first Virtual World Congress of the ISHRS will take place over 9 days and be comprised of: General Sessions, Focused Sessions (previously workshops), CSI Discussion Groups, Networking Opportunities, and Ancillary Courses will be available.

Content will be scheduled in a way to allow attendees to keep up with home and work while participating in the quality education the ISHRS is known to deliver.

The ISHRS Virtual World Congress will provide excellent value and be very affordable!

Target Audience: Who will benefit from attending?

  • Experienced hair restoration surgeons
  • Physicians with an interest in hair restoration surgery who are new to the field

Code of Conduct

All attendees of the ISHRS Virtual World Congress are expected to abide by the Virtual Program Code of Conduct to create a professional, collegial, safe, productive, welcoming and respectful virtual meeting environment.


The meeting is not sanctioned for CME PRA Category 1 Credits. However, the meeting will comply as much as possible with the policies and best practices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. All individuals in a position to control the content of the activity, including speakers and authors, moderators, and planning committee members, will properly disclosure relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertinent to their talk or the subject of the meeting.

A certificate of attendance suitable for framing will be provided to all delegates.

Technical requirements to attend the ISHRS Virtual World Congress:

  • Attendees must access the ISHRS Virtual Congress platform from a laptop or PC. Tablets and phones are not compatible with the site.
  • Google Chrome is the preferred internet browser.
  • Audio must be accessed via computer using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge as the internet browser, or via phone.
  • Those who will participate in Simultaneous Interpretation must access the audio via phone.
  • Enable your microphone and webcam to participate in live sessions.
  • Establish a strong internet connection, wired if possible for the strongest connection.
  • Some portions of the world congress will take place via Zoom. Download this pre-course checklist for Zoom.
2020 World Congress Scientific Planning Committee

Chair | Bradley R. Wolf, MD, FISHRS | USA
Advanced/Board Review Course Chair | Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Poland
Advanced/Board Review Course Co-Chair | Samuel M. Lam, MD, FISHRS | USA
Basics Course Co-Chair | M. Humayun Mohmand, MD, FISHRS | Pakistan
Basics Course Co-Chair
| Shady El-Maghraby, MD, MSc | Egypt
Surgical Assistants Chair | Marwan Noureldin, MSc | Egypt
Workshops Chair | Sara M. Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS | USA
Immediate Past Chair | Robin Unger, MD | USA
Committee Member | Marc S. Dauer, MD | USA
Committee Member | Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS | UK
Committee Member | Jennifer Krejci, MD | USA
Committee Member | Daniel G. McGrath, DO | USA
Committee Member | Vladimir Ratushny, MD, PhD | USA
Virtual Subcommittee Chair | Marie A. Schambach, MD | Guatemala
Virtual Subcommittee | Nilofer P. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS | UK
Virtual Subcommittee | David S. Josephitis, DO, FISHRS | USA
Virtual Subcommittee | Mauro Speranzini, MD | Brazil
Virtual Subcommittee | Dow B. Stough, MD | USA
Virtual Subcommittee | Gregory Williams, MBBS, FISHRS | UK

Meeting Staff

Executive Director & CME Director | Victoria Ceh, MPA
Program Manager | Melanie Stancampiano
Lead Registrar & Headquarters Manager | Kimberly Miller
Membership Manager & Registrar | Katie Masini
Membership Coordinator, Registrar & Technical Support | Davin Ayarzagoitia
Registrar | Sue Reed
Registrar & Technical Support | Jeffrey Miller
Integrated Communications Manager | Blanca Stella Mejia
Project Manager | Rita Kaufman
Project Manager | Lori Skurka
Project Manager | Sheri Valskis
Meeting & Exhibits Manager | Jule Uddfolk, CMP
Office Manager | Janice Ayarzagoitia, MA
Lee Hodson | IT Specialist

Meeting Secretariat

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
1932 S. Halsted St., Suite 413, Chicago, IL  60608 USA
Tel: 1-630-262-5399; Fax: 1-630-262-1520